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College Sports

Mini-Manny on a mission

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Manny Ramirez Jr.’s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his dreadlocked dad. “Probably just a hint I need to cut the hair,” Ramirez said with a smile. At times when Ramirez might need a little lift, some guidance on his swing, Giarratano need go no further than pulling out some old highlight videos of the … 0

Big Ten’s Delany lays out plan for freshman ineligibility

Friday, April 17, 2015

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says making freshmen ineligible in college football and basketball could help correct the imbalance between athletics and academics. In a 12-page letter titled “Education First, Athletics Second: The Time for a National Discussion is Upon Us” and sent to media members Friday, Delany reiterated why he believes a so-called year of readiness would be beneficial at this “critical … 0

Friars stun Terriers, 4-3

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Providence defenseman Tom Parisi thought he was just dumping the puck in from the red line so the Friars could get some fresh skaters on the ice. Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor thought he had it. Easy. But after the puck fluttered into his glove, more a blooper than a line … 0

Friars, BU move to all-Hockey East championship

Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOSTON — The Providence Friars didn’t even know if they’d make it to the NCAA Tournament. Now, they are a victory away from the first title in school history. Noel Acciari and Mark Jankowski scored second-period goals, Jon Gillies made 25 saves and Providence beat Nebraska-Omaha 4-1 on … 0

Meyer, Buckeyes keeping an eye out for potential problems

Thursday, April 9, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes are busy these days. Of course, they’re working their way through 15 spring practices. But in the wake of last season’s national championship, they’re also in demand and … 0

Record seven Kentucky players off to NBA draft

Friday, April 10, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at the NBA draft. The soon-to-be-former Wildcats gathered at their practice … 0

Huskies capture 3rd straight title

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points Tuesday … 0

Badgers’ Ryan not first to let emotions run hot after loss

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan’s Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters. He complimented the official who made the … 0

Huskies, Irish shooting for title tonight

Monday, April 6, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — The women’s basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year. Unlike last season’s game when much of the conversation building up to the matchup of undefeated teams was about … 0

Notre Dame, UConn win to set up title showdown

Sunday, April 5, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — All-American Jewell Loyd scored 22 points and Madison Cable’s only basket of the game lifted Notre Dame to a 66-65 victory over Final Four newcomer South Carolina in the national semifinals on Sunday night. The … 0

Duke, Wisconsin step into spotlight in NCAA title game

Sunday, April 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about. It was a rarity for a program with such a championship pedigree, not to mention a … 0

Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison apologizes for inexcusable obscenity, slur

Sunday, April 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison apologized Sunday for directing an obscenity and a racial slur at Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky during a postgame news conference at the Final Four. Harrison muttered “F--- that n----” into a live microphone … 0

Kentucky tries to keep things perfect vs Wisconsin

Friday, April 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Next in the way of Kentucky’s perfect season: Frank the Tank and his fun-loving band of Wisconsin teammates. Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky and the Badgers were so loose they were giggling on the podium during their interviews Friday, answering questions about what they eat … 0